“Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need .”

Mary Baker Eddy

Reading Room Hours

Monday 11:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 5:30pm – 7:00pm – New Hours!
Friday 11:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm 
And after Sunday and Wednesday services

Contact us: readingroom@christianscienceseattle.org

Parking Information

Back alley: There are several front-to-back spaces available in the alley behind our building.

Side of the building: There are a few spaces (including handicap spots) to the right of our building off of Thomas St.

Street: There is free street parking on Sundays (all day) and Wednesdays (after 6PM.)

Additional parking:

Underground garage: There is an underground parking garage around the corner off of Thomas between 9th and Westlake at 234 9th Ave N. This costs around $4 for 2 hours.


The Christian Science Reading Room is a community prayer and health resource, and bookstore. Here you can quietly read, pray, or buy the Bible, Christian Science books and literature. It’s open to everyone, and there’s always someone to answer questions or help you find something.

The Reading Room is an important part of each branch church’s outreach to the community. It’s an urban oasis in the heart of the city; a place where spiritual understanding blooms as your sincere questions find answers. The Reading Room is open to everyone searching for solutions to problems in their lives- physical, financial, emotional, employment, and other challenges.

Here you’ll find Mary Baker Eddy’s ground-breaking textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, along with her other writings, both in print and audio. Also available for sale or study are Bibles, Bible reference books, biographies and other books, magazines, even CDs which share the effectiveness of prayer as explained through Christian Science and proven by healing.

We also have books and music for kids. And you’ll find the current weekly print edition of The Christian Science Monitor, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. With our computers and free Wi-Fi, you can access the many online resources for exploring spirituality, including listening to audio podcasts.


Everything we carry in the Reading Room brings out the universal and non-denominational healing truth of God’s love for mankind, which Jesus lived. We are here because original Christian healing is active and effective now, and you should know about it! In fact, it is a Science you can learn and practice yourself.

Along with other area branch churches, we jointly support a Reading Room in downtown Seattle at 1521 Second Avenue. You can learn more at seattlemetroreadingroom.org or by phone, 206-623-4034. The hours are Mon-Sat 11-6.

The online Reading Room shop is also available 24/7.


Available for purchase in the Reading Room

The Christian Science Journal

Instructive articles and verified reports of Christian healing, to help you understand the divine Principle, and apply the practice, of Christian Science.

The Christian Science Sentinel

Articles, editorials, and firsthand accounts of healing show in practical terms how Christian Science can bring healing to any situation.

The Christian Science Monitor

A news weekly that confidently confronts today’s complex and changing world. The Monitor imparts understanding with insight, intelligence, and integrity.